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Welcome to EarthxFilm

Learn who we are and the issues that drive us
We have a tremendously diverse and exciting lineup of films that take you around the world to see what is happening on the environmental front.

The films can be breathtaking, exhilarating, inspirational and beautiful. We will be honest: Sometimes they don’t paint a pretty picture, as global temperatures continue to climb, fragile habitats continue to be destroyed and the struggle for environmental justice is an uphill climb. That being said, there is a wide and growing array of brave women and men who are working to counter and correct this, and we are thrilled to share their stories with you here at EarthxFilm.

We are a relatively new film festival, but the work we are focusing on has been ongoing for decades, really dating back to the first Earth Day in 1970. We are also grateful to be working with EarthX to gather together vast legions of people who believe that the right to clean air and clean water is a fundamental one. We also believe that it is ever imperative to speak this truth to the politicians and business leaders who make so many of the decisions that affect our everyday. As we look to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day next April 22, 2020, we know that this is the most important work we could be doing, and are enormously and ever grateful to you, the storytellers and the audience, for turning out for this crucial event.

Thank you for being a part of all this. We hope you leave inspired and motivated to be part of the changes that can lead to a better life on this planet for all of us and all of Earth’s creatures.

Michael Cain – President and Founder, EarthxFilm
Trammell S. Crow – Founder, EarthX and EarthxFilm
David Holbrooke – Artistic Director, EarthxFilm
Tony Keane – CEO, EarthX

Board of Directors

Trammell S. Crow – Founder & Chairman

Michael Cain – Founder & President

King Hollis

Leilani Münter

Stephen Nemeth

Louie Psihoyos

Jessica Hall Upchurch

Danni Washington

Praveen Varghese – Secretary

Founder’s Circle

Garrett Boone

Stuart M. Bumpas

Trammell S. Crow

Barbara and Steve Durham

Scott Ginsburg

Judith Lifson

Lynn and Allan McBee

Megan and Casey McManemin

Sandra and Sam Moon

Jackie and Peter Stewart

Jessica and Matthew Upchurch

Amanda Ward

Advisory Council

Olivia Ahnemann
Sophie Ansel
John Beitter
Dennis Bishop
Janis Burkland
Joey Cade
TJ Callaway
Karl Chiao
Chip Comins
Joe Dishner
Adrienne Faulkner

James Faust
Veletta Forsythe-Lill
Christian Gaines
Rich Goldberg
Kristin Gutekunst
John Haden
Stina Hamlin
J.V. Hart
Danielle Hawthorne
Amy Hofland
Amy King

Lori Madrid
Ron Maxwell
SJ Murray
Norry Niven
Lee Papert
Chuck Peil
Lisa Russell
Zak Shelton
Renee Shippey
David A. Small
Mary Stamm
Don Stokes
Derek and Carrie Stumfall
Chris Taylor
Pam Teagarden
Stephanie Trest
Kathy Tyner
Larry Waks
Bart Weiss
Rick and Beth Wilbins
Brandt Wood
Angus Wynne
Kimm Wynne


Michael Cain – Founder & President

Trammell S. Crow- Founder & Chairman

David Holbrooke – Artistic Director

Tony Keane – CEO EarthX

EarthxFilm Staff

David Holbrooke – Artistic Director

Tiffany Kieran – Director of XR Programming & Partnerships

Paul Levatino – Executive Producer + Creative Direction

Melanie Yonks – Director of Education & Outreach

Sarah Bisnette – Development & Outreach Manager

Rebecca Santos – EarthxFilm & EarthXR Coordinator

Morgan Bowie – Production Coordinator, Assistant to Producer

Dennis Bishop – Co-Founder / Senior Consultant

Festival Staff

Dawn Spalding – Strategic Partnerships & GlobalGala

Matt Ostasiewski – Director of Operations

Hayley Nenadal – Program & Submissions Manager

Kristin Gutekunst – XR Programming + Partnerships Producer

Will Cherry – XR Technical Producer

Burn To Light – Film Presentation Team

Vanessa Cook – Theater Manager

Holland Coleman – Box Office Manager

David Lacombe – Production Coordinator

Sprinkles Creative: Christina Bluford, Courtney Garza, Carissa Pitalo – Social Media

Holmes Millet – Website Development

Marc Lee (Friendly Martian) – Website & Email Content

Jeremy Word – Video Editing

Wendy Teague – Program Guide + Website Copy Editor

Robert Zepeda (El Creative) – Program Design

Keith Nix – Community Outreach

Andrea R Newham: Cub Reporter Producer

Anietie Antia-Obong: Education Assistant

Press Kitchen: Amanda Drum – EXR Publicity

Wildworks PR: John Wildman + Chris Gardner – EXF Publicity

Ariel Herr – EXF Publicity

Colibri: One by One Marketing – Street Team Marketing & Outreach

Madi Bready – XR Associate Producer

James Wallace – XR Technical Coordinator

Evelyn Pecikonis – XR Production Coordinator

Caleb Pond – XR Production Coordinator

Pedro Rocha – Intern

Liz Jensen – Intern

Samantha Cruz – Intern

Johana Jarbol – Intern